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The Resource Commander Will Cushing : daredevil hero of the Civil War, Jamie Malanowski

Commander Will Cushing : daredevil hero of the Civil War, Jamie Malanowski

Label
Commander Will Cushing : daredevil hero of the Civil War
Title
Commander Will Cushing
Title remainder
daredevil hero of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Jamie Malanowski
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A thrilling narrative biography of William Barker Cushing, the Civil War's most celebrated naval hero
  • October 1864. The fearsome Confederate ironclad CSS Albemarle had taken control of the Roanoke River and threatening the Union blockade. 21-year-old navy lieutenant William Barker Cushing hatched a daring plan: to attack the warship with a few dozen men in two small wooden boats. What followed, including Cushing's harrowing two-day escape downriver from vengeful Rebel posses, is one of the most dramatic individual exploits in American military history. Tossed out of the Naval Academy for "buffoonery," Cushing proved himself a prodigy in warfare. Given command of a small union ship, he performed daring, near-suicidal raids. With higher commands and larger ships, his exploits grow bolder, culminating in the sinking of the Albemarle. This thrilling narrative biography, steeped in the tactics, weaponry, and battle techniques of the Union Navy, brings to life a compelling yet flawed figure. Malanowski paints a vivid, memorable portrait of the army officials, engineers, and politicians scrambling to win the war. But he also goes deeper into the psychology of the daredevil soldier--and what this heroic and tragic figure, who died before his time, can tell us about the ways we remember the glories of war.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/58092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.C98
LC item number
M33 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Commander Will Cushing : daredevil hero of the Civil War, Jamie Malanowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terrible excitement -- Plague and pride -- A talent for buffoonery -- Not recommended -- Neither effective nor subordinate -- His exuberant spirit -- The Gosport debacle -- Delaware farmer -- Baptisms of fire -- Twenty-eight shells a minute -- Original and speculative -- Transformations -- The Virginia -- The Monitor -- Rising -- Reenter Flusser -- Adventures of the Ellis -- Pilot hunting -- Alonzo at Antietam -- In old Virginia -- At Gettysburg -- Alonzo's glory -- Grieving -- The essence of impudence -- Marsh grass and cattails -- High time we went -- Zigzag -- Letters from Welles -- The coming -- Rampage -- Too strong -- Proceed to New York -- No one else -- In case of failure -- Dead ahead -- Now -- Dead gone sunk -- Seldom equaled, never excelled -- Back in action -- Secret weapon -- Sitting duck -- Return to Fort Fisher -- Slaughter at the northeast bastion -- Endgames -- Victory -- On the west coast -- Love and duty -- Love letters -- In the orient -- Howard -- The world stage -- The Virginius -- The butcher -- Face-off -- At rest
Control code
ocn881280203
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780393240894
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014020493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881280203
Label
Commander Will Cushing : daredevil hero of the Civil War, Jamie Malanowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Terrible excitement -- Plague and pride -- A talent for buffoonery -- Not recommended -- Neither effective nor subordinate -- His exuberant spirit -- The Gosport debacle -- Delaware farmer -- Baptisms of fire -- Twenty-eight shells a minute -- Original and speculative -- Transformations -- The Virginia -- The Monitor -- Rising -- Reenter Flusser -- Adventures of the Ellis -- Pilot hunting -- Alonzo at Antietam -- In old Virginia -- At Gettysburg -- Alonzo's glory -- Grieving -- The essence of impudence -- Marsh grass and cattails -- High time we went -- Zigzag -- Letters from Welles -- The coming -- Rampage -- Too strong -- Proceed to New York -- No one else -- In case of failure -- Dead ahead -- Now -- Dead gone sunk -- Seldom equaled, never excelled -- Back in action -- Secret weapon -- Sitting duck -- Return to Fort Fisher -- Slaughter at the northeast bastion -- Endgames -- Victory -- On the west coast -- Love and duty -- Love letters -- In the orient -- Howard -- The world stage -- The Virginius -- The butcher -- Face-off -- At rest
Control code
ocn881280203
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
304 pages
Isbn
9780393240894
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014020493
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)881280203

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